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  1. No signs of infection in Paxton's urinalysis. Which is good ... although that would have been an easier problem to fix.
  2. I wrote the following in my initial post: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (2) .... a couple of times a week he's just going on as usual and all the sudden, no trip to the door, no whimper, and all the sudden he just decides to pee right wherever he is. The frequency of this happening doesn't seem to be on the decline at all. What to do? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It just happened again, so I'll describe it exactly: Paxton was lying on the sofa, fully awake, interacting with me w
  3. I would think I've avoided that by giving him enthusiastic "good boy"'s every time he pees outside.
  4. I might try the bell. On the other hand, Paxton loves his squeaky toys, I think he might just have fun ringing the bell all day long, lol. But it might be worth a try.
  5. I need help with two things, but first, how the training has gone so far: I brought Paxton home at 9 weeks - that was early January. If I wasn't able to be aware of what he was up to while inside (mostly, while I was away), he stayed in the crate. Anytime letting him out of the crate, I immediately led him to the door and outside, where he would promptly pee. Good. I took him out often enough that mishaps in the house weren't really all that common (though they certainly happened), AND he would pee first thing when he went outside. Good! A habit forming. If I caught him IN THE ACT of pe
  6. Thanks for the responses! As to the mouthing issue, I wasn't sure I agreed with the initial comments, so I appreciate the back and forth and further explanations from all.
  7. I've been looking for the right Border Collie pup for 8 months(!), and Monday I'm picking him up and bringing him home!! I looked through past threads and didn't see one like my question, so I thought it would be good to ask: "What tips and bits of general advice do you all have for the first few days and weeks with a new BC puppy?"
  8. Is there anyone soon to be traveling from Amarillo Texas, or through Amarillo, heading east? And willing to pick up a puppy near Amarillo to bring east? I'm in Columbus Ohio, but willing to drive if you can at least get the puppy, say, east of the Mississippi River for me!
  9. Liz P, I'm sending you a PM now EDIT: Oops, can't message you. Yes, Please message me.
  10. Liz P, **thank you** for posting. Just to make sure, you're talking about the breeder who owns the mother (Sweet Izzy) of the pups I'm interested in, in Palestine Texas?
  11. On whether the dog will feel stuck in a box: Mine usually slept on the floor next to my bed, but occasionally chose to sleep in his crate. Dogs instinctively like closed in spaces. If I was working at my large L-shaped desk closed in on front and sides, he'd curl up there in the darkness under the desk. But to make sure my dog saw his crate as a nice place, when I first brought the crate home, I set it up, brought the dog in the room, put a steak bone with a little meat left on it inside the crate and showed it to him, he walked in, and then I closed the crate for a while, while he chewed o
  12. Correction, due to miscommunication somewhere. The sire works cattle and has won awards in several *local* cattle trials. I don't have livestock, I'm just looking for a pup that will have good drive and be eager to learn things. I think this pup has reason to justify an educated guess that he'll be that.
  13. The sire is "Do We Win", Quinlan Texas. Anyone know of that dog? Anyone see good or bad indications in their ancestries? Dam's papers (The blacked out name and address of seller is my doing; just thought it maybe better not to post up info and name the person outright) Sire's papers
  14. Thanks for all the responses, opinions, and counsel. Very helpful. For some reason my computer was not allowing me to load this page all day yesterday! A little more info: The owner has two females, and goats on their property that the dogs work with. Both the two females currently have litters, by the same male. That sire belongs to a different family, and is said to have two national herding championships. The owner of the two females says that one of those females doesn't have a good off-switch, and that's her basis for thinking those pups might not. From reading your comments, it s
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